The History of English, in ten minutes


Happy Friday!  Here’s something that you history buffs and language aficionados will enjoy, from Open University:

The History of English, in Ten Minutes

It’s actually eleven minutes, but it’s worth it!

Have a great weekend,



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16 thoughts on “The History of English, in ten minutes”

  1. ValVal

    Very entertaining! (I came over via your Twitter stream, by the way.)

  2. Eden MabeeEden Mabee

    You made my day, Kathy! Thanks for the giggle and the reminder that I needed to go check for more of these Royal Academy cartoons on You Tube. Did you see the one Sir Kenneth Robinson did on education? LOVE!

  3. Kassandra LambKassandra Lamb

    This is a hoot! My husband teaches English as a second language to international students. I’m passing this on to him. He will fall off his chair!

  4. Nigel BlackwellNigel Blackwell

    Great find, Kathy. I particularly like the “clitoris was still a source of confusion” bit where he points at the stick-figure’s foot!


  5. Jenny HansenJenny Hansen

    LMAO over that video. Where do you find these things??

  6. Natalie HartfordNatalie Hartford

    ROFL!! Who knew?!??! Priceless Kathy!! Made my day…that and National Underwear Day!! HAHAHA

  7. Jennifer Jensen (@jenjensen2)Jennifer Jensen (@jenjensen2)

    Oh, Kathy, that was absolutely too funny! I am totally stealing! And how did I miss subscribing to your blog before?


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